Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Joakim Soria or Jose Leclerc (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
40 of 41 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 107
Best Rank# 71
Worst Rank# 165
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 247
Best Rank# 213
Worst Rank# 324
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6653
Wins32
Saves1811
ERA3.873.26
WHIP1.231.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 114
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 106# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 121
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 92
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 99
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 165
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 111
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 142
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 97
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 91
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 126
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 126
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 127
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 101
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 117# 115
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played222
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched22.12.2
   
Wins20
   
Losses20
   
Saves21
   
Blown Saves10
   
Holds40
   
Hits Allowed182
   
Earned Runs71
   
Home Runs Allowed10
   
Strikeouts243
   
Walks102
   
ERA2.824.50
   
WHIP1.252.00
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played6233
   
Games Started00
   
Innings Pitched61.039.3
   
Wins32
   
Losses32
   
Saves1811
   
Blown Saves80
   
Holds76
   
Hits Allowed5526
   
Earned Runs2614
   
Home Runs Allowed84
   
Strikeouts6653
   
Walks2018
   
ERA3.873.26
   
WHIP1.231.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joakim Soria
RP - ARI
Joakim Soria
Jose Leclerc
SP,RP - TEX
Jose Leclerc
News 
 The Diamondbacks are expected to place RP Joakim Soria (calf) on the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Jose Leclerc will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
 Diamondbacks RHP Joakim Soria strained his left calf while covering first base during Sunday's game against the Padres.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
Jose Leclerc is experiencing “elbow discomfort” and is expected to miss “an extended period of time.”
Brad Camara
Mon, Mar 22nd
 Torey Luvullo told reporters on Sunday that he doesn't see the Diamondbacks having a slam-dunk closer right now and he's likely to favor a by-committee approach late in games.
Dan Harris
Sun, Mar 28th
Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged that Jose Leclerc will get save chances, though he isn't officially naming a closer just yet.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 19th
 Relief pitcher Joakim Soria has agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Feb 3rd
 
 Free agent reliever Joakim Soria has been drawing interest from 4/5 of the AL West, including the A's, Angels, Astros, and Rangers, according to Jon Morosi.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jan 13th
 
Notes 
 The Diamondbacks gave Soria a one-year, $3.5 million deal after his successful stint with the A's. Soria fixed his home run problem from 2019, which was an outlier for his career anyway, and his 2020 numbers looked much more in line with his typical output. Soria hasn't been named the closer, but given that he has totaled at least 16 saves in eight separate seasons, it's a strong bet that he'll begin the year in the ninth inning. The Diamondbacks aren't expected to be competitive, so if you do draft him, bank on him being traded to another team, and into another role, by mid-season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Leclerc is dealing with elbow soreness and is now expected to miss "extended time." It's just another in the long list of things that has derailed Leclerc's career of late, after he looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. After is stellar season, his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, he lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. With the elbow soreness, there's just no reason to draft him this year, and you can pick him up off the waiver wire when and if he returns and is named the closer.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros